Trump: Colleges that don't support 'free speech' will lose federal funding

GETTY Trump hugging a flag at CPAC in Oxono Hills, Maryland, on March 2, 2019.

President Trump announced Sunday that colleges and universities will get federal research funding only if they meet certain "free speech" standards.

That is according to the Washington Post.

Trump made the point at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland. He said he will soon sign an executive order making this official.

Trump made the point while talking about conservative student Hayden WIlliams, who was attacked at the University of California-Berkeley.

The Post reports that the federal government distributes more than $26 billion per year for research.